Average Industrial Engineer Salary

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The average salary for an Industrial Engineer is $65,935.
MEDIAN $65,935
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$51k - $90k
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$49k - $93k

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Job Description for Industrial Engineer

Industrial Engineer Tasks
  • Determine effective standards of production, staffing requirements and manufacturing methods through statistical and mathematical calculations.
  • Determine quality and reliability requirements of the product in production.
  • Increase production productivity by implementing better labor or production processes.
The top respondents for the job title Industrial Engineer are from the companies The Boeing Company, United Parcel Service (UPS), Inc. and U.S. Postal Service (USPS). Reported salaries are highest at Northrop Grumman Corporation where the average pay is $73,309. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Federal Express Corporation (FedEx) and The Boeing Company, earning around $71,767 and $71,283, respectively. United Parcel Service (UPS), Inc. pays the lowest at around $63,097. Lockheed Martin Corp and FedEx Ground also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $64,440 and $66,805, respectively.

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Industrial Engineer. Thickness and color of lines indicates popularity of movement from one job to the next. Visit our career path planner to research other job paths.
Industrial Engineer
Senior Industrial Engineer
Manufacturing Engineer
Project Engineer
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Popular Skills for Industrial Engineer

Skills in Process Improvement, Lean Manufacturing, Data Analysis and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Excel.

Pay by Experience Level for Industrial Engineer

An entry-level Industrial Engineer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $59,264 based on 634 salaries. An early career Industrial Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $64,090 based on 2,376 salaries. A mid-career Industrial Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $74,601 based on 768 salaries. An experienced Industrial Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $81,210 based on 400 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $87,216.
Employees with Industrial Engineer in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 12.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (10.7% more) and Houston, Texas (7.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (3.5% less).

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